Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Root Canal Therapy

Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth, and root canal therapy is the most common procedure within endodontics. Dr. Binod Verma offers root canal therapy to patients with a deep infection in the nerves of their teeth, as an alternative to tooth extraction. During a root canal, the nerves of the teeth are removed, as well as any other infected tissue. Here is a breakdown of the procedure:
1. The patient receives local anesthesia so they don’t experience any pain.
2. We drill a small hole into the tooth to reach the canal.
3. Infected tissue and nerves are removed using a special tool.
4. Once the infection is gone, the hole is filled with gutta percha.
5. The patient returns to our office in two weeks to be fitted with a crown.
It is important that patients not skip the process of getting a crown, because without nerves, the tooth becomes dead. This makes it susceptible to breaking off, and requiring a bridge or dental implant to replace it. Visit Family Dental Rego Park in Elmhurst, NY to schedule your root canal therapy appointment.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bone Regenerating Procedures

Here at Family Dental Rego Park, we want our patients to look and feel their best. Unfortunately, many patients are struggling with periodontal gum disease that causes lack of bone density. This can cause them to miss out on essential treatment options, like implant or implant-supported dentures for missing teeth.
Bone loss can occur from many different things, such as having a missing tooth or severe periodontal disease. We offer bone regenerating procedures, such as bone grafting, to help with bone loss in our patients.
The bone graft is the most common bone regenerating procedure performed by Dr. Binod Verma. It utilizes healthy tissue and bone from other parts of the patient’s body, as well as some synthetic materials. This is inserted into the gums and attached to a nearby tooth, where hopefully it encourages the regeneration of bone.
We also stress the importance of preventing bone loss by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, visiting us twice a year for check-ups and cleanings, and replacing missing teeth as soon as possible. Call our dental office at 718-699-8268 to learn more.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

TMJ Treatment

If you are experiencing pain in your jaw, ears or head, locking of your jaw, or a popping sound when opening your mouth, it may be due to a condition called TMJ disorder. This disorder occurs as a result of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint connecting the jaw to the skull.

Because it is responsible for so many functions, including talking and chewing, having this disorder causes frustration to our patients. This is why Family Dental Rego Park provides patients with TMJ treatment.

Symptoms of TMJ disorder include:

  • ·         Difficulty chewing

  • ·         Pain or discomfort when opening and closing the mouth

  • ·         Locking of the jaw in an open or closed position

  • ·         Headaches and ear pain

  • ·         Pain when waking up

  • ·         Teeth grinding

  • ·         Clicking or popping sounds from the jaw

We provide effective treatments for TMJ to help reduce teeth grinding and help our patients find relief. With treatments like oral appliances and mouth guards, our patients find that they no longer wake up with severe pain, and find that their jaws lock or pop much less often.

If you have any of the above symptoms of TMJ, contact Dr. Binod Verma in Elmhurst, NY to get started on TMJ treatment.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Laser Treatment Loose Tooth Options

Laser treatments loose tooth options is one of many services Dr. Binod Verma offers for patients with periodontal disease. When there are loose teeth, it can be indicative of a type of gum disease that is advanced and causes the loss of bone and healthy tissue. The teeth eventually lose their density and strength, causing them to become loose and eventually fall out or need to be extracted. If a tooth needs to be pulled, we offer options for missing teeth in fixed bridges, implants, and full dentures.

For patients who want to try and save their teeth, laser treatment is available for loose teeth. The gum laser, also called LANAP, helps treat the gums and getting rid of only infected tissue, while saving the healthy gum tissue. It is a great option for patients with advanced gum disease who want a healthy mouth and to save as many of their teeth as possible before moving on to teeth replacements. Gum pockets are cleaned out thoroughly with the laser, and it provides a gentler process for the patient.

If you suspect you might have a problem with loose teeth, contact us here at Family Dental Rego Park at 718-699-8268 for more information about the laser treatment.